Ranch Ghost Sugar And Milk / Soot The fourth release in our Blue Room Sessions (recorded live direct-to-acetate but not as a public event) features two killer cuts from garage-psych scholars Ranch Ghost. Recorded during The Today Show’s piece about the contemporary vinyl scene, these songs turned out so catchy that we just had to press them to vinyl and get them out into record shops. The first track, Sugar and Milk, is a rolling, idyllic trip-dream traveling into what a future could be. The second, Soot is CCR-infused backwoods rocker that is as perfect for day-drinking on the porch as it is for keeping the beat on the street. Third Man Records 7"
Banquet Staff Joe Joe works in mail order and is our in-house sound engineer. When he's not busy with all of that, he also plays in Scholars
Scholars Wednesday 21st June at Boston Music Room Tickets for collection at the venue on the night of the show - no booking fee. Please take your order number with you. Venue collection tickets cannot be collected from the shop, so please don't select that option at check out. Just after the release of their second album on our Banquet label, Scholars return to live action. One show, no tour. Combining a unique lyrical worldview with the best bits of new wave, punk and Britpop, they're at turns life-affirming and genuinely touching - and they've honed their knack for a massive chorus. For many bands, performance seems to be an afterthought. For Scholars, it’s everything. A ball of frenetic, unpredictable energy, they hit the sweet spot between tension and entertainment. Venerating the post-punk artistry of Adam and the Ants, The Cardiacs’ schizoid energy, Fugazi's grit and work ethic and Dexys Midnight Runners’ classic songwriting, Scholars do not want to form a partnership with a brand, appear on a reality TV show or do a fashion shoot. Their aim is to write really good songs and play them brilliantly live. 14+ only. 14s to 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Past Event
Scholars Arts and Grafts Orange vinyl limited to 120 / frosted clear vinyl limited to 125. Second album from Scholars, the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's indie chart-topping Always Lead Never Follow, also released by Banquet. Produced by longtime collaborator Larry Hibbitt (Sundara Karma, Nothing But Thieves, Hundred Reasons) Arts and Grafts comes off the back of their trio of super limited handmade vinyl releases over the past few months. Combining a unique lyrical worldview with the best bits of new wave, punk and Britpop, it's at turns life-affirming and genuinely touching - and they've honed their knack for a massive chorus. For fans of At The Drive-in, XTC, Elastica, Tears For Fears. Banquet Records LP
Scholars / 2nd Christmas Carol Sunday 18th December at The Fighting Cocks, 3:00pm Tickets for collection at The Fighting Cocks on the afternoon of the show, please bring your order number with you. All ages show with doors at 3pm. Band on stage 3:15pm. All done by 5pm. We had so much fun at last time's packed-out festive show, we decided to do it again - Scholars play a special FREE matinee show where you'll hear old songs, new songs and Christmas songs ahead of their new album which is out early next year on our Banquet label. The Ghost of Christmas Past Bob Cratchit’s wish come true! Ye olde Scholars songs return for Yule. The Ghost of Christmas Present Singalong festive favourites to warm the cockles. A gift for poor Tiny Tim! The Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come New songs that will show Ebenezer Scrooge the error of his ways.. Also featuring some or all of: Father Christmas, reindeer, boughs of holly, five golden rings, all ye faithful, Good King Wenceslas and good will to all men (and potentially a 2016 championship Pass The Parcel tournament). Past Event
Scholars I Must Insist Super-limited, handmade, playable postcard! Limited to 22 copies, with download code. A6, lathe cut by hand. The picture side is playable on your record player, the 'address' side will include a handwritten personalised message from the band and will be signed. If you want a specific message, or the postcard addressed to someone other than the name on your order, please put a note in the Comments section. Long-awaited new material from Scholars, following on from 2013's indie-chart-topping Always Lead, Never Follow, released on our Banquet label. Lyrically it's got a unique worldview, musically they've honed their knack with a massive chorus. Looking forward to the new album! Scholars Out of Stock
Black Peaks Statues Debut album from Brighton's diverse alt.rockers Black Peaks. They effortlessly combine heavy riffs, gutsy hardcore vocals, prog & math rock complimented with excellent melodies and almost post-rock tendencies! There's something in the band for fans of Cave In, Nothing But Thieves, Arcane Roots, Max Raptor, Scholars, Reuben... Liam didn't make it to the in-store, so albums are signed by 3/4ths of the band! Sony CD | LP
Johnny Knight / Classie Ballou / .. Los Alamos Grind! If we have stock left it will be available online from Saturday 23rd April, strictly one per customerLimited edition compilation Join the time-traveling A&R men of Numbero as they simultaneously visit past and future, compiling a superior collection of sleaze than anything brought to the post-apocalyptic-bachelor-pad scene thus far. And because we are gentlemen and scholars, each track is licensed... no easy feat when the government has crumbled and all laws are dictated by treaties between mutant warlords (and warladies). Quantity limited to whatever we were able to cram into our fallout shelter... help us make room for more canned goods!! LP Out of Stock